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Ready to Start Leveraging eCATT? Take Your Existing CATT Tests with You!

Since its introduction in R/3 3.0, SAP customers have come to rely on the Computer Aided Test Tool (CATT) to test their centralized SAP installations and standard UIs. Testing distributed systems, controls-based UIs, and web applications, which are now commonplace in most installations, is a different story. To support these developments, SAP released the extended...

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What the Wizards Don't Tell You About Intrastat Reporting

Enterprises based within a member state of the European Union (EU) are legally required to report their goods movements to and from other member states. These reports are called Intra European Community Trade Statistics (Intrastat) reports. In most cases, this requirement also applies to European subsidiaries of American companies. The author explains how to set…...

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Kees van Westerop
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Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.



Sarbanes–Oxley: Seven Steps to Ensure Your Internal Controls Cover Your Risk

As the deadlines approach, does your SAP financials team have a plan in place for compliance with the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOA) of 2002? No? That’s not unusual, as many companies are struggling to learn what system and process changes the Act will require. But where do you begin this learning process? The author provides a…...

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Customize Data-Entry Screens with Transaction Variants

The author was trying to debug a particular process and had to execute CJ88 – Actual Settlement: Project about 200 times over the course of a week. Every time he executed the transaction, he had to select the Detail List indicator at the bottom of the screen to view the details of the resulting settlement…....

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Nathan Genez
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Nathan Genez is an SAP FI/CO- and SAP BW-certified consultant who has worked with SAP ERP since 1996, with an emphasis on the capital accounting modules: PS, IM, and FI-AA. A former platinum consultant with SAP America, Inc., he has worked with SAP BW since release 1.2B. He is currently a managing partner at Serio Consulting in Houston, Texas.



Provide Report Writer and BW Reports Without Selection Screens

Manager Self-Service (MSS) provides your end users with new reporting functionalities – reports without selection screens, a new set of tables that stores their selection criteria per user, and the ability to look at more than one report on a screen. This article is the third in a series on MSS, which is standard Business…...

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Which A/R Underpayment Option Should You Use: Partial Payment or Residual Item?

When a customer makes a payment for an invoice that is a great deal less than the full invoice value, the A/R user has several choices of how to process the underpayment. Both users and consultants are often confused about the difference between two of those options – partial payment and residual item – because…...

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Four Ways to Publish SAP BW Content to SAP Enterprise Portal

BW 3.x offers greater integration with Enterprise Portal (EP) to provide centralized, Web-based access to analytical data. You have four ways to publish BW content to SAP EP, each with a different level of technical skill required. The author walks you through the publishing process for each method and explains for which circumstance each method…...

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Server Programming with the SAP Java Connector (JCo)

In integration projects that use the SAP Java Connector (JCo), usually the Java program is the client and the ABAP-based SAP system (e.g., R/3) is the server. In some cases, however, you might want an ABAP program to invoke functionality in a Java component. Using JCo to build an RFC (Remote Function Call) server is…...

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Introducing the SAP Java IDoc Class Library Part 1: An Easier Way to Write Java Programs That Create and Send IDocs to an SAP System

Writing programs that exchange Intermediate Documents (IDocs) with an SAP system has traditionally been difficult, requiring you to either spend considerable time and effort writing complex custom code or license expensive third-party middleware. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. This article, the first in a two-part series, introduces the new SAP Java…...

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